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Overview

Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.25 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

39

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    BSA | The Software Alliance   (BSA)

    EU Transparency Register

    75039383277-48 First registered on 26 Feb 2010

    Goals / Remit

    BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, at the forefront of cutting-edge data-driven innovation, including the development of software solutions powered by artificial intelligence (“AI”) technologies.

    With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries around the world, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

    BSA’s EU policy work is focused on a number of areas which include Artificial Intelligence, privacy, cybersecurity and cybercrime, copyright and intellectual property, piracy and enforcement, trade, and e-commerce.

    Main EU files targeted

    COM(2021) 206 final 2021/0106 (COD) Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL LAYING DOWN HARMONISED RULES ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ACT) AND AMENDING CERTAIN UNION LEGISLATIVE ACTS

    REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications)

    COM (2018) 225: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on European Production and Preservation Orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters.


    • Digital Single Market Strategy
    • Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, robotics and EU AI Act
    • Building the European Data Economy
    • Data Act
    • Digital Markets Act
    • Digital Services Act
    • Emerging data issues
    • Emerging data issues
    • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
    • General Data Protection Regulation implementation
    • International Data Transfers
    • ePrivacy Regulation
    • e-evidence Regulation
    • Encryption
    • EU Cybersecurity Resilience Act
    • European Cybersecurity Certification Scheme for Cloud Services (EUCS)
    • Digital Operational Resilience Act for the Financial Sector (DORA)
    • Digitization of European industry
    • Cloud computing
    • Internet of Things
    • Research and innovation
    • Trade policy
    • Market access in third countries
    • Workforce development

    Address

    Head Office
    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Suite 310
    Washington, DC 20001
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    Avenue des Arts 44
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%4
    25%1

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 19 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Hadrien VALEMBOIS 17 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Irma GUDZIUNAITE 17 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Matteo QUATTROCCHI 17 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Thomas BOUE 17 Nov 2023 15 Nov 2024
    Matteo QUATTROCCHI 29 Sep 2022 29 Sep 2023
    Thomas BOUE 29 Sep 2022 29 Sep 2023
    Hadrien VALEMBOIS 24 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2023
    Irma GUDZIUNAITE 24 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2023
    Goran Gotev 26 Feb 2020 07 Nov 2020
    Thomas BOUE 07 Sep 2019 05 Sep 2020
    Isabelle ROCCIA 27 Jun 2019 27 Jun 2020
    Matteo QUATTROCCHI 12 Jun 2019 12 Jun 2020
    Ms Eleni CHRONOPOULOU 12 Jun 2019 23 Oct 2019
    Christine LYNCH 08 Jun 2019 06 Jun 2020
    Thomas BOUE 30 Aug 2018 01 Sep 2019
    Mr patrick Alexander Whalen 03 Jul 2018 07 Feb 2019
    Ms Angeliki KARAMPOUROUNI 08 Jun 2018 04 Jul 2018
    Ms Eleni CHRONOPOULOU 25 May 2018 25 May 2019
    Matteo QUATTROCCHI 17 May 2018 17 May 2019
    Mr Christian TRONCOSO 17 Oct 2017 01 May 2018
    Thomas BOUE 31 Aug 2017 30 Aug 2018
    Alexandre ROURE 31 Aug 2017 20 Nov 2017
    Mr Dimitrios Michail Banas 20 Jul 2017 10 Nov 2017
    Mr patrick Alexander Whalen 20 Jul 2017 01 Jul 2018
    Thomas BOUE 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Alexandre ROURE 05 Sep 2016 31 Aug 2017
    Ms Sofia TRÉNOR MICHELENA 05 Sep 2016 06 May 2017
    Mr Banas Dimitrios Michail 28 Apr 2016 28 Apr 2017
    Thomas BOUE 08 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2016
    Alexandre ROURE 08 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2016
    Ms Sofia TRÉNOR MICHELENA 08 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2016
    Thomas BOUE 04 Oct 2014 08 Sep 2015
    Alexandre ROURE 05 Sep 2014 01 Sep 2015
    Ms Rita Balogh 22 Aug 2014 28 Apr 2015
    Thomas BOUE 17 Oct 2013 04 Oct 2014
    Ms Rita Balogh 20 Sep 2013 22 Aug 2014
    Alexandre ROURE 27 Jun 2013 25 Jun 2014
    Thomas BOUE 30 Oct 2012 16 Oct 2013
    Mr Philip EDER-LEVACHER 27 Oct 2012 16 Oct 2013
    Alexandre ROURE 27 Oct 2012 01 May 2013
    Mr Philip EDER-LEVACHER 14 Nov 2011 27 Oct 2012
    Thomas BOUE 16 Nov 2011 30 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    European Internet Forum (EIF) https://www.internetforum.eu/

    European Services Forum (ESF) http://www.esf.be/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    europtimum conseil 50,000€ - 99,999€
    sec newgate eu 50,000€ - 99,999€
    covington & burling llp 25,000€ - 49,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    covington & burling llp
    europtimum conseil
    sec newgate eu

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Artificial intelligence and digital#European Internet Forum

    Communication activities

    Publications : BSA’s policy team produces a range of reports, position papers, and filings on Europe’s digital priorities, providing insights, analysis, and policy recommendations from the perspective of the global software industry. A complete list of publications is available online: https://www.bsa.org/policy-issues
    The latest studies include:
    • Confronting Bias: BSA’s Framework to Build Trust in AI - a tool for ensuring that AI is accountable by design and can be used by organizations of all types to manage the risk of bias throughout a system’s lifecycle.
    • BSA Responsible Artificial Intelligence - Highlighting identified five key pillars for facilitating responsible AI innovation.
    • BSA Response & Recovery Agenda - identifying the policy priorities and strategic initiatives that will enable governments and their citizens to prepare for and implement increased remote working, resilient education systems, and other remote-based activities.
    • BSA Framework for Secure Software - a first-of-its-kind framework framework that brings together best practices in a detailed, holistic manner that can guide software security regardless of the development environment or the purpose of the software.
    • BSA International Cybersecurity Framework - Outlining how by working together, government and industry can help the world’s citizens reap the benefits of the digital economy while protecting our safety, security, and privacy.


    Events: BSA organises several events open to members and non-members throughout the year. A list of events, which includes discussions hosted in Europe and across the globe, is available online: https://www.bsa.org/news-events/events

    Blogs: BSA also regularly publishes blog posts on tech policy developments worldwide, including in the EU, and their regional and global impacts. BSA’s TechPost blog is available here: https://techpost.bsa.org/

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    39 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 20 Mar 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject the intersection between Copyright and Artificial Intelligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Mar 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject AI and Data policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Attending
      • Maurits-Jan Prinz (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Data protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      Attending
      • Lucrezia Busa (Cabinet member)
      • Geneviève Tuts (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject EU’s Digital package
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Anthony Whelan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2021 Location Brussels (online)
      Subject E-commerce
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Penelope Papandropoulos (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Dec 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Artificial Intelligence, Data Strategy, Digital sovereignty
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 May 2020 Location Phone call
      Subject Introductory phone discussion on BSA concerns about privacy, security and IPR in the future
      DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject AI White paper and the European Data Strategy
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 27 Jun 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
      • Wojtek Talko (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Trade Agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Attending
      • Fredrik Beckvid Tranchell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Mar 2019 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject e-evidence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Copyright
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
      Portfolio Digital Economy and Society
      Attending
      • Manuel Mateo-Goyet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject GDPR, privacy shield, e-privacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julie Ruff (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Jun 2018 Location Bruxelles
      Subject Victoria Espinel would like to engage with senior EU policy makers on AI, the privacy shield review, data flows in trade agreements and e-evidence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Attending
      • Rodrigo Ballester (Cabinet member)
    • Date 01 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject GDPR, e-privacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Transatlantic Digital Policy . Other participants: 4 Members of US Congress and their Congressional Staff
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Tomasz Husak (Cabinet member)
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity and encryption
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Julian King
      Portfolio Security Union
      Attending
      • Julian King (Commissioner)
    • Date 13 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Transformation of the DSM, Free Flow of Data
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 May 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject GDPR Implementation and Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Dec 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion with industry on general data protection regulation implementation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Dec 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Free flow of data, data protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Dec 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Dec 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Sep 2016 Location Bruxelles
      Subject startups, data, international
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Maximilian Strotmann (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Privacy shield, data protection
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject EU-US Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality
      Attending
      • Věra Jourová (Commissioner)
      • Kevin O'Connell (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-US Privacy Shield
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with tech businesses after Safe Harbour ruling
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Juhan Lepassaar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      • Anna Herold (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 May 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Digital Single Market
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Pauline Rouch (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM action plan, cybersecurity, data flows and intellectual rights
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM action plan, cybersecurity, data flows and intellectual property rights
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Attending
      • Laure Chapuis-Kombos (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject WEF, DSM
      DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology
      Attending
      • Robert Madelin (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Agenda
      DG Günther Oettinger
      Attending
      • Michael Hager (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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